Sew a Mitered Corner in a Few Quick Steps!

Keya Harper
by Keya Harper
6 Materials
5 Minutes

If you don’t miter a corner properly, it can look bulky and messy.

Here’s a really simple way to do it that doesn’t involve any complicated measurements or calculations.

Just make sure your fabric is cut straight in both directions.

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Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Knitting needle (optional)
  • Pressing cloth (optional)
  • Sewing machine
Making right angle

1. Make a right angle

Fold the point of the corner to the right side to make a right angle.

Press it in place.

Folding fabric

2. Fold

Open out the fabric.

Fold it diagonally so the two edges either side of the corner meet, with the right side inside.


3. Sew

Sew across the corner, using the first fold line as a guide.

Trimming fabric

4. Trim

Cut away the excess fabric.

Flipping corner

5. Flip

Flip the corner to the right side.

Flipping corner

Push out the point and shape the corner with your fingernail or a knitting needle.

Pressing fabric

6. Press

Press carefully on the wrong side first.

Then press on the right side.

Use a pressing cloth if you have one, so the bulk of the seam doesn’t show through on the right side.

Easy mitered corner

Sew a mitered corner in a few quick steps

The finished corner looks neat and flat from both sides. 

Here I started with a square but this works just as well with a rectangular piece of fabric too.

Does it look easy to you? Comment down below.

For more sewing advice, check out my quick tutorial on  How to Get the Perfect Baby Hem.

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